Abortion statistics and other data--Johnston`s Archive

Historical abortion statistics, South Africa

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last updated 9 September 2021

Definition of table data (see notes after table for additional information):

South Africa regional level data also available here.

yearlive birthsabortions, reportedabortions (AWR)abortions, residents, in country onlyabortions, residents, obtained abroadabortions, residents, totalmiscarriages and abortionsfetal deathsabortion ratioabortion %abortion
rate,
residents
abortion
rate, occurences (AWR)
residents, in/out of countryall in countryresidents, in/out of countryall in country
1971    21 21         
1972              
1973              
1974              
1975 570 570 (570) 570         
1976 625 625 (625) 625         
1977 539 539 (539) 539         
1978 541 541 (541) 541         
1979 423 423 (423) 423         
1980 347 347 (347) 347 29,979        
1981 381 381 (381)512 893 33,194        
1982 464 464 (464)563 1,027 35,759        
1983 474 474 (474)560 1,034 32,839        
1984 566 566 (566)755 1,321 29,596        
1985 712 712 (712)609 1,321 32,500       0.10
1986 780 780 (780)517 1,297 36,062       0.11
1987 811 811 (811)400 1,211 35,882       0.11
1988 1,053 1,053 (1,053)400 1,453        0.14
1989 762 762 (762)439 1,201        0.10
1990 756 756 (756)400 1,156        0.09
1991892,850 1,024 1,024 (1,024)600 1,624   1.81.10.180.11 0.13
1992987,312 1,449 1,449 (1,449)500 1,949   2.01.50.200.15 0.17
1993968,170 1,582 1,582 (1,582)377 1,959   2.01.60.200.16 0.19
1994975,993 (1,600)(1,600)(1,600)285 1,885   1.91.60.190.16 0.19
1995948,007 (1,600)(1,600)(1,600)120 1,720   1.81.70.180.17 0.18
1996985,212(1,600)(1,600)(1,600)501,650  1.71.60.170.16 0.18
1997969,22026,51926,51926,51910026,619  27.527.42.672.66 2.94
1998952,59040,35340,35340,353 40,353  42.442.44.064.06 4.40
1999968,40746,30346,30946,303 46,303  47.847.84.564.56 4.96
2000980,82655,07055,11555,070 55,070  56.156.15.325.32 5.80
2001963,59157,63757,53957,539 57,539  59.759.85.635.64 5.94
2002973,98459,55159,65359,551 59,551  61.161.15.765.76 6.03
2003969,01871,55272,78171,5521071,562 14,62573.973.86.886.886.07.19
20041,027,36187,03587,15587,035587,040 15,74284.784.77.817.81 8.42
20051,068,840(94,780)(96,600)(94,780) 94,780 13,71988.788.78.158.15 9.14
20061,098,342(95,090)(95,000)(95,090) 95,090 14,37586.686.67.977.97 8.81
20071,085,060(84,250)(79,900)(84,250) 84,250 14,22277.677.67.217.21 7.27
20081,109,225(93,610)(93,400)(93,610) 93,610 14,62684.484.47.787.78 8.35
20091,058,156(88,050)(88,500)(88,050) 88,050 14,15483.283.27.687.68 7.78
20101,031,414(73,070)(73,000)(73,070) 73,070 14,98670.870.86.626.62 6.35
20111,040,30777,77177,771(77,771) 77,771 13,85274.874.86.966.96 6.72
20121,040,36585,302(81,500)(82,910) 82,910  79.782.07.387.58 7.00
20131,035,43590,160(88,200)(90,160) 90,160  87.187.18.018.01 7.52
20141,031,77689,126(89,400)(89,126) 89,126 15,15786.486.47.957.95 7.56
2015982,82783,707(93,600)83,707 83,707 14,34185.285.27.857.85 7.84
2016924,408105,358105,358105,358 105,358 11,961114.0114.010.2310.23  
2017934,421104,660104,660104,660 104,660  112.0112.010.0710.07  
2018959,620116,419116,419116,4193116,422  121.3121.310.8210.82  
2019972,946124,446124,446124,446 124,446  127.9127.911.3411.34  
2020              
yearlive birthsabortions, reportedabortions (AWR)abortions, residents, in country onlyabortions, residents, obtained abroadabortions, residents, totalmiscarriages and abortionsfetal deathsabortion ratioabortion %abortion
rate,
residents
abortion
rate, occurences (AWR)
residents, in/out of countryall in countryresidents, in/out of countryall in country

Notes:

Sources (incomplete):


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